Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, The Kite Runner will play a limited run at Broadway’s Hayes Theater this summer. The production comes to New York from two seasons in London’s West End, where it was called “a cultural phenomenon” by The Sunday Express and “an enthralling tale beautifully told” by The Daily Telegraph.
Originally published in 2003, The Kite Runner became an international sensation and has since been published in 70 countries, selling 31.5 million copies in 60 languages. Now this powerful story has been adapted into a stunning stage production.
The Kite Runner is a haunting tale of friendship spanning cultures and continents that follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan nor Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever.
Performances will begin on July 6; opening night is July 21, and it will run through October 30. The Kite Runner was originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.